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UPC Renewables ready to begin building largest wind farm in Indonesia

September 15, 2021

The Jakarta Post:

Wind farm developer UPC Renewables announced on Friday (Sept 10) that construction would soon begin on a 150-megawatt wind farm in Sukabumi, West Java.

It added that the project, which could mark a milestone in the use of wind power in Indonesia, was targeted for completion in 2024.

The development of the Sukabumi wind farm is intended to contribute wind-generated electricity to the Java-Bali grid and help the government reach its goal of 23 per cent renewables in the national energy mix by 2025, as per the National Energy Policy.

“The Sukabumi wind farm will likely be the largest in South-East Asia,” West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum said during a visit to the proposed site of the Sukabumi wind farm on Sept 8.

The wind farm project, valued at Rp 3.3 trillion, is classified as a strategic project in West Java province. UPC Renewables is currently waiting for a presidential regulation (Perpres) on the West Java accelerated development plan, under which the Sukabumi wind farm is to be designated a “Priority 1” project.

UPC Renewables also developed and launched the operation of the 100-hectare Sidrap wind farm in South Sulawesi, the first utility-scale wind power project in the country. The Sidrap wind farm was developed as part of the government’s 35,000 MW power generation programme, and has a capacity of 75 MW, enough to supply power to tens of thousands of households.

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